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Is there an issue with the Stack Overflow MyOpenID authentication? I can't seem to log in with MyOpenID. I have checked with the MyOpenID authentication logs, and they do get the request which they authorise, but I still get an error stating

Unable to log in with your OpenID provider:

Error occurred while sending a direct message or getting the response.

I have had to create a new account which is really annoying as I have now lost what little reputation I had :-)

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Is your global inbox working? This may be a bug from a few days ago. – Pops Nov 3 '11 at 15:17
I had the same issue around the time this bug was reported, but now that I look at the resolution, I can't tell for sure whether it's the same bug. – Pops Nov 3 '11 at 15:23
For the record - the two accounts are (old) and (new) – ChrisF Nov 3 '11 at 15:24
I just tried again now and it still doesn't work. To be honest this has been happening for over a month now. It's taken me till today to report it. – Gary Woodfine Nov 3 '11 at 15:55
Gary, can you send your OpenID and any other details to so we can take a look? MyOpenID has a few peculiarities around certain login formats, etc., with more info we can at least ascertain if it's a known issue and let you know what options there are. – Nick Craver Nov 9 '11 at 11:29
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I just encountered this bug. helpfully offered me a merge account option.

As a last resort, I had a hunch:

My OpenID is of the form

MyOpenID seems to do the same thing as Google does, and allows you to login with Stackoverflow could cope with this, so I'm back in business, with no merging necessary.

To avoid this in the future, I've added a login to my account which isn't MyOpenID.

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